The Valleys

Things to see and do

Featured attractions
Guardian - Six BellsGuardian - Six BellsTake a peek
Cyfarthfa Castle Museum & Art GalleryCyfarthfa Castle Museum & Art GalleryTake a peek
Caerphilly CastleCaerphilly CastleTake a peek
Big Pit: National Coal MuseumBig Pit: National Coal MuseumTake a peek
Parc Slip Wildlife Trust Visitor CentreParc Slip Wildlife Trust Visitor CentreTake a peek
Explorers Wanted

The Valleys has more than enough to fill the longest of weekend breaks!

It’s one of the many unexpected things about The Valleys. Did you know, for example, that we’re home to one of Europe’s biggest and best medieval castles (it’s smack in the middle of Caerphilly – you can’t miss it)? Or the scenic Brecon Mountain Railway a narrow-gauge railway where you get on in Merthyr Tydfil and get off in the heart of the Brecon Beacons? Or our very own World Heritage Site at Blaenavon, an equivalent of the Taj Mahal and Great Wall of China?

All this together with numerous heritage sites, green country parks and great stories means that there is something new to explore each weekend!


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The Art Rooms with Goff Danter Art Studio

50a Beaufort Street, Brynmawr,

The colourful work of Goff Danter

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Eglwysilan Church

Eglwysilan Road, Abertridwr, Caerphilly,

High on the ridge between most of the Valleys you’ll find far older settlements, often little more than a pub, a church and a few farms. Eglwysilan i...

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Ty Nest Llewellyn

Cwmtillery Lakes, Cwmtillery, Abertillery

On the north bank of Cwmtillery Lake are the remains of a substantial post-Medieval, stone house, standing on a large platform cut into the hill and ...

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Greenmeadow Community Farm

Greenforge Way, Cwmbran,

A hands on farming experience for all the family! Greenmeadow Community Farm has been a working farm for over 250 years. Set in over 120 acres, you ...

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Showcase Cinema

Heol-Yr-Odyn, Park Nantgarw, Treforest

Eight screen cinema showing all the latest films.

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Joseph Parry's Ironworker's Cottage

4 Chapel Road, Merthyr Tydfil,

4 Chapel Row is a fine example of a typical ironworker's cottage. Built in the 1820's for the workers of the Cyfarthfa Ironworks, the cottage was ...

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Llantrisant Gallery

The Model House, Bull Ring, Llantrisant,

Model House Craft and Design Centre's Victorian exterior belies the wealth of beautiful objects you will find inside. There is also a wide range of i...

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Rudry Kitchen

Rudry Parish Hall, Rudry,

An ecclectic mix of farmers, producers and friends, all using their individual talents to produce some really exciting local products! Seasonal M...

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Dare Valley Country Park


The Dare Valley is a beautiful glacial valley. It includes all of the classic features of a south Wales mining valley - a spectacular glacial cwm at ...

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Welsh Mining Experience - Rhondda Heritage Park

Lewis Merthyr Colliery, Coed Cae Road, Trehafod, Pontypridd

Take a tour with our guides, who are all retired miners. Nobody knows the coal industry better than them! Our exclusive Black Gold Experience take...

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